WHY I FOLLOW AL-QURAN WITH AL-KITAB
My submission and obedience to Allah Alone . He has no partner. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not a part of His creation. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just, All-Knowing, All-Merciful.
There is no entity worthy of worship besides Him. And HE has the sole authority. Therefore all commandments regarding [Haraam & Haalal] only belong to Allah Alone. No one else has any authority whatsoever not even any Messengers /Prophets
I believe this Quran is Kalam Allah wa Qawli Rasool [ A word of Allah and saying of a messenger]
I also believe it is fully detail ,complete and fully explain It does not require another man to interpret /explaining it. And since the massage is complete therefore no more messenger to come After Prophet Muhammad [P] whom was the last human messenger from Allah for the mankind.
I don’t want to convince anyone since everyone has right to believe as they wish since [2:256] indicate No compulsion in deen. I don’t belong to any sect Nor I am representing anyone else save my self.
To me creating any sect, is great offence which I need to keep way which indicate by [6:159/23:53] specially those who divide the Quran into parts [15:90/91]
To me the Quranist is also another sect since they try to establish their understanding to others & some of them is blindly following their leader translation or following a bogus messengers after Prophet Muhammed [P]
Al-Hamdullilah I am not a religious scholar, therefore there will be less chance people following me since the people has tendency of following scholars. Since I am not scholar, then I don’t have to worry about verses which talk about [ Ahaban & ruhban ] whom falsely eat people wealth and write book with their hand then claim it is Book of Allah or saying of messenger and sell it for cheap price [2:79 9:34]
I am just an ordinary person trying to understand the Quran, with the help of Allah. I simply try to follow what I understand by using dictionary and other available source such as Al-Kitab.
I verify my understanding in the light of verse [4:82] & [ 3 7] and I try to implement it to my life and to my family [as indicated on [66:6]
Several verses such as [3:187] indicate it’s wrong to hide any Ayat of Allah, therefore if someone ask me anything regarding DEEN I just direct them to the Book of Allah, I do not to try to teach them, let them understand directly from Allah since Allah himself is the teacher of the Quran as mention on [55:1-4]
Sometime circumstance bound me to give more explanation of my understanding, specially when sectarian accuse / harass me with question which they believe differently, then I have no option except clarify my position.
So why I follow Al-Quran, yet don’t label my self like other so-called Quran alone or Quranist?
To me there is no such thing as Quran alone because the verse 10:37 clearly indicate Al-Quran is detail of Al-Kitab. Therefore when I try to understand Al-Quran I have to use / conceder AL-KITAB, And if anyone wish to find out what is Al-Kitab then they need to see AL-KITAB articles as well as TERM KUTIBA & AHLU AL-KITAB articles.
However I like to mention just few common argument very briefly, which some sectarian try to produce as their evidence, but even that is not actual Quranic fact save it is nothing more then, their own understanding & belief
1: OBEY ALLAH AND OBEY MESSENGER
They say obey Allah is meaning obey the Quran & Obey Rassul its mean to them something which written by a man after few hundreds years after prophet Muhammend[P]
Where is such description or interpretation in the Quran ?
Where does the Quran say we have to follow something which will come after few hundred years with contradiction ?
What about the verse 4:80 where it indicate obey messenger meaning obey Allah,so is this mean them writing which came after two centaury also same as Quran ?
The Quran confirms that the only duty of Muhammad [P] or all messengers, is to deliver Allah's message, and not to teach any other teachings. See 5:99 / 5:92 / 16:35 / 16:82 ./24:54. 29:18./.42:48 /.64:12.
Allah commands the believers to obey the prophet, but God also makes sure that the obedience to the prophet is linked to obeying the message he delivered and nothing else. Obeying the prophet does not mean that he had a Sunna to be obeyed.
The confirmation that the obedience of the prophet is linked to obeying the message he delivered (the Quran) is confirmed in the following verse:
"Obey God and obey the messenger. If you shall turn away then the sole of the messenger is to deliver the message (the Quran)" 64:12
Note how the obedience to the prophet and the deliverance of the Quran are linked in the same verse
2: THEY CLAIM THEY ARE IN MAJORITY SO THEY ARE RIGHT
Such judging criteria are wrong. The Quran does not support such democracy method. In-fact the Quran indicate the opposite, it mention the majority are faaseeqoon or disbeliever
If we take such democracy as a gauge then I must say the Christianity is more correct since they are in majority. Becoming Muslim is not something what we can win through democracy election, yet they forget it is Allah who make Muslim as whom HE want [2:128] and according to the Quran the people whom Allah guided is always few [57:27] If Majority follow the bad it will not attract any true believer even he get please by it [5: 100]
3: HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS IS THE RIGHT QURAN ?
Such question only suite none believer a true believer will never pose such question. and to me such question is same as doubting the existence of Allah. However my answer regarding how do I know that this is the true Quran as follow.
I simply believe it blindly that, this is the book of Allah since Allah has mention on so many verse that, this is His Book & He has preserved it. [2:3/ 2:285]
And even on the time of any messengers/prophets people just need to believe their messenger they did not seen the actual message it self, except believing what came out of their messenger mouth, And that is also one kind of obey Allah & obey messenger.
And the message was never given in book format as indicated by [6:7]. And this is why Allah’s revelation was always written on mind of mankind and it always transfer and pass generation to generation in the processes of memorisation and Allah made it easy to memorize and because of this we find so many hafiz in all generation [5:44]
And that is called well preserved [82:22] NO man can touch it except the pure one meaning the Angel [56:79] and some of them is just currying it like donkey as they don’t know what they are carrying [62:5]. and same time it was also written in book format to keep records and that was first arrange to written by prophet Muhammad Him self as indicate by verse 25:5
4.HIKMAH & WUAWATUL HASANA MEANING HADITH & SUNNAH ?
One of simple mean of the term Sunnah is “Way “which has been mention in the Quran several places and some time it related to Allah Himself 17:77 but Not even once it indicate toward the so-called Sunnah of Prophet Muhammed [P]. The term [WUSWA/example ] it also mention on 60:4 that Prophet Ibraheem has it too.
So where is the hadith /Sunnah of prophet Ibraheem which I can follow, why do just need to follow Muhammad [s] hadith, why not other prophets hadith too?
Therefore whenever I need to study any messenger lifestyle then I need to see the Quran not bible or any other manmade source . The Quran is sufficient and well described whatever I need to follow regarding the Uswah /Way of all messengers.
And since we find such term mention in the Quran therefore I need to stay within the Quran. I cant simply jump about, otherwise some question will arise such as
1 Does Al-Quran say anything about them books ?
2 Are they same standard as the Quran without doubt ?
3 How do we recognize it authenticity ?
4 What is the criteria / measuring tool/gauge for it verification?
5 Why is it such need verification when it is from the prophet ?
6 Why Shia & Sunni reject each other hadith completely ?
However the beautiful Quran provide the solution for whole mankind not just a particular sect [shia or sunni] neither its require any recognition. My understanding on the term Hikmah, since this mention alongside with Al-Kitab [the book] therefore both are same in a way ,and even the grammar proves it that it cannot be separated.
Moreover, Hikmah comes from verb Hakama (to judge/ legislate) and hikmah is in straight relation with Hukum(laws)... Hikmah covers all the legal aspect of... the Quran. An emphasis on the legal aspect of the Book. While Al Kitab would mean the rest of the revelation.. prophecy, salvation and everything else.
5 HOW THE PROPHET TEACH OR EXPLAIN THE QURAN
The Quran 16:64
And We did not send down the Scripture to you except that you may clarify to them that in which they disputed, and as a guidance and mercy to a people who believe.
Firstly I need to understand regarding the legislation of the prophet and how he was NOT allowed to make anything lawful / unlawful on his, it is Allah making the laws, and the messenger delivering it, Not the other way round, and the law must be in the Book.
Now when it comes to the explanation of the Quran, they make the same mistake thinking that the prophet can explain everything from his own, which is totally false, just like the laws, the explanation is first revealed in the Book, then transmitted to the audience. But for the audience, the perception is as if it was the messenger teaching / explaining / detailing the Quran when he was transmitting the explanation given by Allah Almighty himself. Here is just few verse which tell us that it is Allah who explains, not the other way round.
2:218 - I have explained/explained...
3:118 - I have made clear/explained...
57:17 - I have made clear/explained...
2:221 - I have explained/made clear...
24:18 - Allah explains/made it clear...etc
There are so many other verses too which inform us that all explanation are made by Allah. And when the messenger delivers these verses, they are the explanations he is giving to the audience, Same as the law, everything from the Book of Allah & Allah is doing everything.
The Quran 2:68
They said: "Call upon your Lord for us that He may clarify which it is." He said: "He says it is a heifer neither too old nor too young, an age between that. So now do as you are commanded."
The Quran 25 :33
And they come not unto thee with a similitude but We bring thee the truth and an excellent interpretation.
Verse 2:68 indicate Prophet Musa [s] saying HE SAID [meaning Allah said] and the verse 25:33 clearly say it is Allah who bring the best interpretation [Tafseer]
6.HOW DO YOU PRAY SALAH OR GIVE ZAKAT BY FOLLOWING QURAN ALONE
They very happily ask such question how do you do this or that. But they forget, there is each and every details in the Book of Allah, But someone want the Quran to fit their own beliefs and practices [manmade format of salah & Zakat so on], then it would not work because it is WE who has to shape our belief and practices according to the Quran, NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND
However, approaching the Quran with preconceived ideas and beliefs, with the wish to see them approved in the Quran is fallacy, This is not how it works THE QURAN DOES NOT NEED TO FOLLOW US but we need to follow the Quran.
WHY I AM SO CONFIDENT ON FOLLOWING AL- QURAN
There is so many verse which indicate that mankind should follow the Book of Allah (Quran) instead of any other manmade books which written by a man then attributed to Allah or to any of HIS Prophets.
Specially when the verse [17:46] directly indicate I should call people by Al-Quran, unfortunately translation of this verse has been misinterpreted by the sectarian in order to stabilise their sectarian belief. However I strongly request everyone to read all mention verses in order to grasp my understanding.
The Quran 45:6
"These are God's revelations that We recite to you truthfully. In which Hadith other than God and His revelations do they believe?"
The Quran 6:114
Say: "Shall I seek for judge other than Allah?― when He it is Who hath sent unto you the Book, explained in detail." They know full well, to whom We have given the Book, that it hath been sent down from thy Lord in truth. Never be then of those who doubt.
The Quran 33:62
That was the way of Allah in the case of those who passed away of old; thou wilt not find for the way of Allah aught of power to change.
The Quran 5:92
Obey Allah and obey the messenger, and beware! But if ye turn away, then know that the duty of Our messenger is only plain conveyance (of the message).
The Quran 64:16
So obey Allah, and obey His Messenger; but if ye turn back, the duty of Our Messenger is but to proclaim (the Message) clearly and openly
The Quran 69:43-47
It is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. (43) And if he had invented false sayings concerning Us, (44) We assuredly had taken him by the right hand (45) And then severed his life-artery, (46) And not one of you could have held Us off from him
The Quran 6:19
Say (O Muhammad): What thing is of most weight in testimony? Say: Allah is Witness between you and me. And this Qur'an hath been inspired in me, that I may warn therewith you and whomsoever it may reach. Do ye in sooth bear witness that there are gods beside Allah? Say: I bear no such witness. Say: He is only One Allah. Lo! I am innocent of that which ye associate (with Him).
The Quran 6:112
Thus have We appointed unto every prophet an adversary - devils of humankind and jinn who inspire in one another plausible discourse through guile. If thy Lord willed, they would not do so; so leave them alone with their devising;
The Quran 6:113
That the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter may incline thereto, and that they may take pleasure therein, and that they may earn what they are earning.
The Quran 10:37
"Nor could this Qur'an have been devised by anyone other than Allah. It is a confirmation of what was revealed before it, and an explanation of the Scripture - let there be no doubt about it - it is from the Lord of all the Worlds"
The Quran 6:116
Wert thou to follow the common run of those on earth, they will lead thee away from the Way of Allah. They follow nothing but conjecture: they do nothing but lie.
The Quran 12:111
There is, in their stories instruction for men endued with understanding. It is not a tale invented, but a confirmation of what went before it a detailed exposition of all things, and a Guide and a Mercy to any such as believe.
The Quran 9:11
But (even so) if they repent, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity― they are your brethren in Faith: (thus) do We explain signs in detail, for those who understand
The Quran 41:44
Had We sent this as a Qur'an (in a language) other than Arabic, they would have said: "Why are not its verses explained in detail? What! (a Book) not in Arabic and (a Messenger) an Arab?" Say: "It is a guide and a healing to those who believe; and for those who believe not there is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness in their (eyes); they are (as it were) being called from a place far distant!"
The Quran 81:19
Verily this is the word of a most Honourable Messenger,
The Quran 75-17-19
It is for Us to collect it and to give you the ability to recite it (17) And when We have recited it to you, then follow you its recital. (18) Then it is for Us (Allâh) to make it clear .
The Quran 55:2
HE(Allah) has taught the Qur'ân.
THE MAIN VERSE
The Qu’ran 17:46
وَجَعَلۡنَا عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِہِمۡ أَكِنَّةً
And We have placed over their hearts
أَن يَفۡقَهُوهُ وَفِىٓ ءَاذَانِہِمۡ وَقۡرً۬اۚ
Lest they understand it and in their ears deafness
وَإِذَا ذَكَرۡتَ رَبَّكَ
And when you mention your Lord
فِى ٱلۡقُرۡءَانِ وَحۡدَهُ ۥ
in the Quran Alone
وَلَّوۡاْ عَلَىٰٓ أَدۡبَـٰرِهِمۡ نُفُورً۬ا
they turn on their back (in) aversion
OTHER RELATED VERSES
The Quran 9:51
"Say, 'only what Allah has decreed for us will happen to us. He is our Master: let the believers put their trust in Allah"
The Quran 16:97
Whoever works righteousness, man or woman and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a life that is good and pure, and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.
The Quran 11:16
“There is no creature on earth which is not dependant on Allah for its provision. He knows where it lives and where it dies. It is all in a Clear Book”
The Quran 68:33
“Such is the punishment (in this world), but the punishment of the Hereafter is even greater, if only they knew.”
The Quran 49:2
O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak aloud to him in talk as you speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds should be rendered fruitless while you perceive not.
The Quran 3:44
muhammad is no more than an apostle: many Were the apostle that passed away before him. If he died or were slain, will ye then Turn back on your heels? If any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah. but Allah (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with gratitude.
MAIN POINTS FROM THEM ABOVE VERSES
[17:46] Indicate Allah place shields over their hearts/minds/ears and if we , mention our Lord in the Quran alone, they will run away.
[33:62 /35:43/ 48:23 ] Indicate that the SUNNAH=WAY of Allah has NO change its remain same All time in relation to system/Deen for mankind.
[Q16:35 Q16:82 Q24:48 Q64:12 ] Indicate the duty of the messengers
[5:92 ] clearly indicate to Obey ALLAH & Messenger but never mention to obey Muhammad by name, so why is that ?
May be because they are not going to live forever [3:44]so we have to follow the message, and that will class as following the messenger /prophet. But surly if we were on that [same era] time where there was a messenger, then we have to obey must not risen our voice above the voice of the messenger/Prophet . Another word we have to follow him blindly with any question.[49:2]
Some sectarian try to say that obey Messenger is obeying the manmade hadith, to me it is nothing but baseless claim and lie to justify their own invented tale which attributed to prophet Muhammad (P).
And they try say that the Quran is explain, interpret & collected because of the hadith. Yet they forget the Quran claim it is the word of Allah and a saying of Honourable messenger [81:19] and Allah HIMSELF is the teacher [55:2] & taken the responsibility of collecting it [75:17-19]
[69:43-47 & 6:19] indicate prophet/ messenger only received revelation [ayat] from Allah therefore NO room for such manmade hadith-e-qurdsi
[6:112] do inform that the enemy will fabricate fancy saying.
[6:113] do confirm that the disbeliever will listen to such fabrication.
several verse indicate that Book of Allah is sufficient & complete [Q6:115] it is clear & easy to understand [Q12:1 Q44:48] not to be doubt &100% perfect [Q2:1 Q11:1].
[10:37] it say it is the explanation of the book which mean that everything that mankind received from Allah through the messengers/prophets it is explanation of it.
[6:116] majority man follow nothing but conjecture & lie
[9:11 /12 111] but those who has doubt will not able to understand or see how clear in detail it is [41:44]
Since the Quran commanding me follow therefore I should do what is right and avoiding what is evil and if I do that then I will live a good life in this world and get rewarded in the hereafter [16:97]
I must try to build my faith, so that I can sincerely believe and have absolute faith in the existence of Allah and the Day of Judgment. In every moment of my life, and must try hard to archive the unique goal to earn Allah's pleasure. Since I am responsible for my own action and do need to give account of every single moment of my life.
I must Not be worried about what other people are thinking of me , since my goal is never to please people, but Allah. I must seeks to do what is right regardless of the people around us, that is mainly because of fear and love of Allah, and awareness of the Hereafter and remember most ignorant people worry about what others will think of them.
I can also attains peace, even during apparently troublesome, if I take everything befalls, is according to Allah's command. Some of that could be a test from Allah . And must try to encounters trouble big or small, by accepting it is the destiny [9:51]which created by Allah. and that will help me to remains calm on any situation.
I think one of the main reason for the disbeliever or those who have doubts , may suffer from depression or even commit suicide after a loss of wealth or a close person. It is Allah who gives provision and it is Allah who takes them when He wills.[11:16]
The fundamental reason why the irreligious person leads a restless life compared to the true believer is that all their actions and thoughts in life do not carry the right motivations and intentions. Allah created people so that they may worship Him.
This worship is defined in the Qur'an as encompassing every single moment of one's life. This means that a believer should always aim to worship Allah at all times by doing all actions purely for Allah's pleasure. Doing everything for Allah's approval are rights intentions and motives for everything in life.
The irreligious person who does not live according to Allah's purpose in creation only prepares distress for himself in this world and agonizing punishment in the Hereafter. [63:33]
I only try my best to follow the book of Allah as I understand not as another man understands. Neither I am aggressive nor on against of so-called hadith books.
I try to leave the hadith & all other manmade books for the people who wish to believe and wish to follow blindly . Since everyone is free to believe as they wish.
I simply do not need any of them manmade books to govern my life. I have full confident that the book of Allah has sufficient as guidance for me.
And I respect other people belief, I do not like to play with their faith neither I will be able to convince anyone since the guidance only come from Allah, And Allah guide whom He wish.
The Quran 109:6
To you be your way & to me mine.
It is unfortunate sometime Sunnis get too aggressive and try to issue fatwa regarding those who follow Quran Alone. But they don’t understand that those who follow Quran Alone are not bother whatsoever about any of their manmade fatwa. But I wonder if any Quran alone challenge any of them Sunni on the bases of verse 3:61 to test their faith, then will they be brave enough to accept such oath?